Shantell is the ultimate Renaissance woman. An engineer turned pastor, Shantell situates her work at the intersections of social justice, public theology, and speculative fiction.
A native of Conway, Arkansas, Shantell is married to Rev. Jeremy Hill. She recently obtained a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Society of Black Engineers. She is also an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Her vocational experiences includes work as a Process Control Engineer, a Bible teacher, and as Assistant University Chaplain at Vanderbilt University.
Most recently, Shantell joined a philanthropic organization focusing on faith-based coalition building and narrative change to imagine more just communities in Arkansas. In her spare time, Shantell loves coloring, writing, and science fiction. Her favorite quote is, "Do the work your soul must have," coined by the late womanist pioneer Rev. Katie G. Cannon, Ph.D.